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Mens Golf Finishes 4th at GLIAC Championships

BAY CITY, Mich - The SVSU men’s golf team held a one shot edge going into the final round of the 2008 Men’s GLIAC Tournament, but cooled off during round three as they shot a third round total of six over par to finish the tournament with a combined score of 870, six back of winning school Grand Valley State. The top five teams in the Championships broke the GLIAC scoring record for the three day tournament of 873.

The Cardinals’ fourth place finish gets the team back into the top five, after the 2007-08 team finished in seventh place. That was the first time the Cardinals didn’t finish in the top five since 2001-02 season when they finished in sixth place. SVSU has finished in first place 11 times in the tournament’s history. The last time the Cardinals finished on top was in 2005-06.

The Cardinals were led by Kasey Hocquard (Cheboygan, Mich.) who shot a three under 69 after shooting an even par 144 for day one. Dieter Schulz (Port Huron, Mich.) fired an even par 144 for day one, but struggled to find his swing in the final round with a 78. Nate Kelly (Suttons Bay, Mich.) shot a four over 148 on day one and shot an even par 72 in the final round. Teammate Mike Horn (Clarkston, Mich.) entered the clubhouse after the first day with a one under 143 for the first two rounds but couldn’t find a grove on day two as he carded a final round 77. Brian King (Livonia, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) entered the club house with a 77 in the final round, he shot a 149 on day one.

The Cardinals will resume their golfing in the spring of 2008 when they play their annual spring trip in March before starting to compete in the NCAA Championship portion of their season.